Throwback Thursday: Homecoming 1966

Posted on Mar 27, 2014 in Alumni News and News

Homecoming.1966KU’s 102nd Homecoming celebration will take place Sept. 21-27 of this year, and we thought it would be fun to share photos and stories from past Homecomings to help get alumni, students and fans excited. So, we’re participating in the internet meme Throwback Thursday, a popular trend on social media sites like Twitter and Instagram where users post old pictures of themselves.

The theme “Husker’s Last Stand” guided the Homecoming celebration of 1966.

A banner that read “Beat Nebraska” was hung from the Campanile.

Nebraska has been scheduled as the Homecoming football opponent more than 20 times since 1912. In 1966, the Jayhawks lost to #6 Nebraska 13-24.

Check back next week for another look at KU’s rich tradition of Homecoming! We’d love to see your Homecoming pictures and hear your stories. Submit them to us at, or tag your pictures with #kuhomecoming on Twitter or Instagram.

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